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WHITMORE -- Allie Bill Whitmore, age 95, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2005. A longtime resident of Albuquerque, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eartha Mae in January. Allie is survived by his daughter, Joras Whitmore of Capitol Heights, MD; two grandsons, Troy and Paul Ward of Texas; other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. The Funeral Service will be held at Grant Chapel AME Church, 7920 Claremont Ave. NE on Wednesday, November 22, 2005. The visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The Funeral Service will begin at 10:00 a.m., with Pastor John D. Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Allie Bill Whitmore's memory to Vista Care Hospice, 5201 Venice NE, Suite A and B, Albuquerque, NM 87113. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th NW ABQ NM 87107.
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WILLITS -- Marian I. Willits. Born August 30, 1931, Marian announced her next travel plans to her family on November 10, 2005 and made that last, peaceful journey to meet her Savior, Jesus, on November 11, 2005. She is survived by daughters, Caryl Baker and husband, Kevin of Albuquerque and Sharon Powell of Los Lunas. Also surviving her are five grandsons and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother; and one granddaughter, Amanda Smith. In accordance with her wishes, cremation and private family services have taken place. Memorial donations may be made in her name to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.
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ZINN -- Elizabeth Liesel Zinn, 83, born in Germany, resident and homemaker of Los Lunas, NM, passed away on November 17th, 2005. Mrs. Zinn is preceded in death by her two sons, Hontiz and Frank Zinn. She is survived by her husband, Richard Earl Zinn; daughter, Carole Zinn Leslie and husband, Ray of Phoenix, AZ; son, Bill Zinn and wife, Porfi of San Patricio, NM; seven grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Monday, November 21, 2005, from 4:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m., and funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 22, 2005, at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. All services will be held at: Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors 3113 Carlisle NE 884-1188
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ANAYA -- ROY E. Mr. Roy E. Anaya, 64, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on November 17, 2005. Mr. Anaya is survived by his two daughters, Mar-y-sol Anaya and husband, Paul Blea, Lucianna M. Anaya; mother of his children, Connie Trujillo; two sisters, Margie Castillo and Gloria Wood; two brothers, Tommy Chavez and wife, Alice and Gilbert Chavez; step-grandchildren, Carlos, James and Dominic; many other extended family members. Mr. Anaya was a member of the Catholic Church. A visitation for Mr. Anaya will be Monday morning from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1860 Griego Rd. NW with Mass of the Resurrection to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. by Father Joe Vigil. Private disposition has taken place and burial of Mr. Anaya's cremains will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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ARMSTRONG -- Gertrude Christensen Armstrong passed away November 14, 2005 in Grants, NM. She was born June 20, 1913 in Richfield, UT to William Delbert Christensen and Josephine Peterson Christensen. She graduated from Snow College in Utah with a teaching degree. She married Morrin Evan Armstrong on December 21, 1936 in Utah. They moved to Albuquerque in March 1948. She taught kindergarten in Albuquerque and later opened Country Kindergarten in the South Valley. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She will forever be loved and missed by all. She is survived by her daughter, Merrylin Fulks of Albuquerque; her sons, Evan W. Armstrong of Albuquerque and Ronald A. Armstrong of Milan; two sisters, Dessa Paulson, Kathryn Harris; and one brother, Vegh Christensen, all of Utah; her grandchildren, Ralph Fulks III, Leah Lin Musso, and J. Jekoa Fulks and wife, Histina, Lance Morrin Armstrong and wife, Abigail, Paul Pleadwell, and Scotty Pleadwell; her great-grandchildren, Maggie Raquel Fry, Joshua and Rebekka Armstrong. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Morrin Evan Armstrong; and daughter, Louise Armstrong. A viewing will be held Friday, November 18, 2005 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Strong-Thorne Mortuary. Graveside Services and burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.
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BOYLE -- Richard Daniel Boyle, 75, of Albuquerque, NM died Sunday, November 6, 2005 at University of New Mexico Hospital. Funeral Services were at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Albuquerque on November 9, 2005. Richard was born on March 28, 1930 in Girard, OH to James and Helen (Rhoades) Boyle. He graduated in 1949 from Vacaville High School in Vacaville, CA. Shortly after enlisting in the Air Force, he was united in marriage to Betty Harvey on August 30, 1952 on Andersen Air Force Base in Agana, Guam. The couple resided in California, Idaho, Texas, and Nebraska where Richard retired from Nebraska Public Power District as an Engineering Manager. He was a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. After retirement he became active with the Siesta Sams RV club where he was president for 2 years. He loved to fish, travel in his RV, and play cards. Richard is survived by: wife: Betty Boyle of Albuquerque, NM; daughter: Susan Fakhrai of Albuquerque, NM; daughter: Jeanne Rice of Columbus, NE; son: John Boyle of Allen, TX; grandchildren: Leila Fakhrai, Reza Fakhrai, Tyler Rice, Jennifer (Boyle) Griffith, Anthony Boyle, and Sarah Boyle. Donations in memorial may be given to: UNM Foundation, Inc. Two Woodward Center 700 Lomas NE Suite 108 Albuquerque, NM 87131 or unm.edu/~unmfdn/giveonline_step1.html Please specify UNM College of Nursing Funeral arrangements were handled by Albuquerque Central Care Center, 7601 Wyoming NE, 505-821-3721.
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BURCHETT -- Olden Lee Burchett passed away on November 16, 2005, in Fairview, OK. He was born on April 4, 1934, in Seiling, OK to Roy and Louise Burchett. He attended Deep Creek elementary and Seiling High School. He received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. Olden worked at Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico for thirty-two years. Olden taught Mechanical Engineering for many years at Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma, University of New Mexico, and Texas Tech University. He is survived by his wife, Jean of fifty-one years. His children are David Olden Burchett, deceased; Howard Roy Burchett of Bosque Farms, NM; daughter, Laura Jean and husband, Shannon Ritchie; and three grandchildren, Haley, Garrett, and Gavin Ritchie of Lubbock, TX; brothers, O'Neill and wife, Charlotte Burchett of Las Cruces, NM; Bud Burchett of Seiling, OK; sister, Bonnie Cox of Seiling, OK; and brothers-in-law, Dwayne Hedges of Seiling, OK; Rubin and wife, Ann Millerborg of Piedmont, OK. Services will be held at the Redinger Funeral Chapel Saturday, November 19, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Christian Church Food Pantry, PO Box 115, Seiling, OK, 73663. Pallbearers for the service will be Jim Sander, Fred Sander, John Sander, Charles Sander, Bob Sander, and Don Tucker. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Sander, Wes Sander, Bill Jackson, and John Carter.
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CASTILLO -- RICHARD P. Mr. Richard P. Castillo, 69, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on November 17, 2005. Mr. Castillo is survived by his loving children, Pres Tafoya, Prudy Hefley and husband, Vaugh, Dennis Tafoya and wife, Carol, Johnny Leroy Tafoya, Genaro Tafoya, and Carla Trujillo, Esther Robles and Richard Castillo Jr.; three sisters, Aurora Torres and husband, Frank, Lupe Gurule and Eva Castillo; three brothers, Fernandez Castillo Jr., and wife, Sally, Andres Castillo and wife, Patsy and Ruben Castillo; 16 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; many other extended family members. Mr. Castillo was preceded in death by his wife, Louisa E. Castillo and by a daughter, Darlene Olivas and a granddaughter Renee Olivas. Mr. Castillo was a member of the Catholic Church and a Veteran of the United States Army. A visitation for Mr. Castillo will be Sunday afternoon in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel from 2:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 3:00 p.m. by Gabriella Nieto. Final visitation will be Monday morning from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with Mass of the Resurrection to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. at St. Edwin's Catholic Church, 2105 Barcelona SW by Father Bill Sanchez. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Genaro Tafoya, Donicio Tafoya, Edward Robles, Matthew Robles, Rick Castillo Jr. and Frank Torres. Honorary pallbearers will be Vaugh Hefley, Frank Ortiz, Johnny Saiz, Robert Valdez and Matt Long. Arrangements by Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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DAMAZYN -- Florian C. Damazyn, 75 years young, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2005. Florian was born in Milwaukee, WI, and then moved to Albuquerque in 1973. He is preceded in death by his parents, Florian Sr. and Gladys, and brother, Gerald. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Beatrice; his sister, Carol and dear friend, Dave; daughter, Donna; sons and their spouses, David and Marie, Bruce and Barbara, Lee and Kathy, and Brian and Kym; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Special thanks are due to his many caregivers at PACE who have helped attend to his many needs during the past two years. In lieu of flowers, the family asks to please send contributions to Total Community Care (PACE), 904 Los Lomas Rd. NE, ABQ, NM 87102. Cremation has taken place, and a Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at Chapel of Sunrise, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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EASTER -- Kathryn Barfied Easter died Friday , November 18, 2005, due to pancreatic cancer. She and husband, Bill retired from the Chicago area, where she taught elementary school and initiated a program for the gifted. She is survived by her husband; sons, Pope and Ellis and their families; a sister, Sally; stepsons, Paul, Brian, and Patrick Easter and their families; and her dearly beloved nine grandchildren. A Requiem will be offered at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 26, 2005. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions are invited for Kathryn Easter Memorial Fund, c/o School of Medicine, BMSB Ste 187, MSC08 4720, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
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